Foster purchased his winning Pure Gold ticket at Corner Market, 1142 North Chestnut Street in Wahoo. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching numbers in a complete row with a corresponding prize of $100,000.
There were three $100,000 top prizes available in Pure Gold. Foster was the third person to claim a top prize to date.
While claiming his prize on April 19, Foster told Nebraska Lottery officials that he decided to buy a Pure Gold ticket because it was designated as a Last Shot! game. “Usually I’ll buy the $20 tickets,” said Foster. “When I saw the Last Shot! sticker on the Pure Gold game, I decided to give it a try. It paid off.”
Games are put into Last Shot! status when there is a limited supply of tickets remaining and one top prize left to win. Players with non-winning tickets from Last Shot! games can enter them online at nelottery.com for a chance to win $300 worth of Scratch tickets each month.
Pure Gold was a $10 Scratch game that offered players the chance to win $2.2 million in cash prizes from $10 to $100,000. The odds of winning the $100,000 top prize in Pure Gold were 1 in 102,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize were 1 in 3.52.